It’s the first female superhero movie of the modern era, so fans are understandably nervous. Not only for the movie’s prospects, given DC’s less-than-stellar record, but also for potential future superheroine movies.
But the first Wonder Woman reviews all sound pretty unanimous: it’s good. The actual reviews themselves are still embargoed, but critics were allowed to post their first reactions on social media. Some are even calling it the best DCEU movie to date.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) May 19, 2017
Which is clearly a relief for Warners after the train wrecks that were Suicide Squad (see our review) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (see our review). They’ve needed a hit for a while now, and even some of their non-DC movies have tanked – just check out our review of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which is currently doing very poorly at the box office.
Here’s more of the preliminary Wonder Woman reviews:
WONDER WOMAN: Easily my favorite DCEU film. Has the humor and heart the franchise so desperately needs. Gadot and Pine are charming as hell.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) May 19, 2017
I can finally tell you.. Wonder Woman is a very good film. Funnier, more action packed than you're probably expecting. Gal is perfect as WW!
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) May 19, 2017
#WonderWoman is the easily the best DCEU movie so far. It's got heart and a love of heroes. Pine and Gadot are charming beyond measure.
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) May 19, 2017
Best part of ‘Wonder Woman’ is the film has really funny parts and an optimistic and heroic protagonist. Great step forward for DC Films. pic.twitter.com/pAwm8j6y34
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) May 19, 2017
Loved WONDER WOMAN. She reminds me of Christopher Reeve's Superman: true north superhero w/ no angst or cynicism, which is needed right now.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 19, 2017
Wonder Woman is the DC movie I've been waiting for. It's exciting, inspiring, funny, and has some truly awe-inspiring action scenes.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) May 19, 2017
And Gal Gadot is certainly grateful for the love:
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) May 19, 2017
Wonder Woman opens in Singapore on May 31. Look out for the review on Geek Crusade!